Join Us: Le Creuset Cookbook Launch Event!

We’re excited to partner with Le Creuset and help launch their new cookbook on Saturday, October 21! After all, Le Creuset is a French icon. The brilliantly-colored, enameled cookware has been revered by chefs and home cooks since 1925. Both utilitarian and beautiful, Le Creuset is in the best kitchens around the world. If anyone…

The Most Influential Cookbook Author You’ve Never Heard Of

Julia Child considered her “one of the few food writers whose recipes I trust.”  Craig Claiborne called her “one of the finest and most influential food writers in this country…one of the leading lights in contemporary gastronomy.” She has published 8 cookbooks, all painstakingly researched, meticulously written, and known for being absolutely authentic. From France…

The Joy of Cooking with Vincent Price

In honor of National Cookbook Month we have been polling the D’Artagnan staff and asking for their top cookbook picks. And here’s one that is perfect for Halloween … My favorite cookbook, because of the content and the author, is Vincent and Mary Price’s A Treasury of Great Recipes. I was a strange kid. Vincent…

Cookbook Memories

For National Cookbook Month we are focusing on the importance of these books in our lives. There are cookbooks that are irreplaceable, like Grandma’s stained and annotated Joy of Cooking, or the treasured recipes that the family historian had printed and distributed to the clan. These books connect us to the past, to the knowledge…

Impossible to Cook, Beautiful to Behold

Since October is National Cookbook Month, we’ve been talking about cookbooks that we love at the office. There are cookbooks that we use again and again, wearing them out and staining them with spilled ingredients. Then there are the cookbooks that sit on a shelf like art books; there to inspire us with masterpieces that…

Who Has the Largest Cookbook Collection?

October is National Cookbook Month, so we’re thinking about cookbooks, and will be posting about them all month here on Center of the Plate. We thought we had a lot of cookbooks, but the Guinness Book of World Records claims that Sue Jimenez has the largest collection of cookbooks – 2970 – in her New…

Pardon My Foie Gras: Between the Covers

Pardon My Foie Gras was written by the prolific cookbook author Ruth Chier Rosen, and published in 1956. You can see her astounding collection of vintage cookbooks that span decades and cuisines at her blog Food of the Fifties. She even has an app! Though a far cry from the comprehensive volumes Julia Child penned on French…

Must-have Cookbook: Anita Lo | Cooking Without Borders

On Monday, we were thrilled to attend a book release for the long-awaited, first cookbook of Michelin-starred chef (and D’Artagnan friend), Anita Lo, Chef/owner of annisa in New York City. Cooking Without Borders was co-written with Charlotte Druckman and published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang. Snap impression? This book is really good-looking. You can tell…